Mom discovers missing daughter is alive after trafficker uploads images to PornHub and Snapchat

By Jonathon Van Maren The links between pornography and human trafficking have long been established, but rarely have the connections been so horribly apparent as in a recent story reported on earlier this month by Newsweek. The mother of a 15-year-old girl from South Florida who had been missing for almost a year discovered that her daughter…

The UK cancels plans to implement a nation-wide age verification system for online porn

Some of you might remember my analysis from this past March, when I reported on the UK’s plans to introduce a nationwide age verification system for online pornography over widespread concerns about the impact explicit material was having on children. Those plans, it was announced this month, have been abandoned due to technical difficulties—at least…

New study says exposure to porn makes teen boys 2 to 3 times more likely to perpetrate sexual violence against girls

By Jonathon Van Maren For the past several years now, I have been highlighting the connections between sexual violence and pornography in presentations, radio debates and interviews, one book, and dozens of columns. Most recently in this space, for example, I took a look at the stomach-churning new statistics that indicate that a quarter of women…